What makes a play successful? An original script, good direction and an excellent set of actors. We’re happy to say that twelve episodes down, all these ingredients are very much present in Khaali Haath. Last night the show went a step further, with Basil (Ali Abbas) confessing his feelings to Mashal (Aiman Khan).
This is the kind of personality Basil has, one minute he’s sweet towards his wife Sobia (Kiran Haq), the next he’s eyeing his young sister in law, whom he fell head over heels for on the day of his wedding.
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Written by Seema Munaf, who was also behind the Noor Hassan and Sara Khan starrer Baykhudi, this week’s episode was perhaps one of the best so far.
Last week, Basil was shown telling his mother-in-law that if she arranged for Mashal to marry Haisam (Shehzad Sheikh), he’d stop meeting them and break all ties with them. This upset her, and since that day she has been sick and crying her eyes out. With Sobia also disturbed by her husband’s outburst, everyone is seen in an upsetting state. We all know Basil has a complex personality, he retrieves words and becomes sweet all so he can remain close to Mashal. But at the moment she is also upset at him for making her mother fall ill.
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But just when we thought Basil would behave himself and quietly let Mashal marry Haissam, he does the most unexpected thing and confesses his feelings to her, telling Mashal he loves her, not Sobia. Mahal is left in shock and starts to panic. She asks him to leave but he goes as far as grabbing her, which makes Mashal pick a knife and threaten him to leave. If he didn’t, she’d hurt herself.
In this particular scene Aiman khan impressed us with her acting. Both naturally and emotionally captivating, she proves she’s an actress capable of holding together a serial all on her own. With Mashal terrified, the episode ended with a rigid Sobia, who grabs Basil by the arm. Were left wondering why she does this but can only find out when the show airs on Monday at 8 pm on Geo TV.
Ali Abbas is phenomenal as the sleazy Basil. Kiran Haq is also doing well as Sobia, the mature elder sister role suits her and we look forward to seeing more of her. Shehzad Sheikh on the other hand, doesn’t bring anything new to screen, we’d like to see him play challenging roles in the future.
Still going strong, Khaali Haath is a beautifully suspenseful story.